AppFusions at Atlassian Summit11

Its an exciting week for AppFusions, both in events and milestones.

The Team Arrived in San Francisco today!

Today, most of the team arrived in San Francisco for Atlassian Summit 2011. This includes: Patrick and Colin from Australia, David from the UK, Danielle from Washington DC, Laura from Pennsylvania, Keri from Texas - and well myself - I lucked out. I only have to drive up the road an hour!

Needless to say, the "reunion" in person is exciting for us, and can't wait to play out the next couple days of good Summit conversations and events to come.

As a very close team, really - many of us talk almost every day in our work efforts, but nothing can replace in the flesh in person meetings.

LaunchPad Presentation

Following is the slideware from our LaunchPad presentation at Summit. At the end there was a video about Alfresco to Confluence - which I have included below.

Atlassian Summit 2011 Opening Day - Join us for Irish cheers


Updated 6/3/2011: Stopped in for a beer w/an early-arrival Aussie (Guy Pearson of Interactive Accounting) .. and new news: They will have a Live Irish Band, and serve great Guinness soup too! (smile)

So here's the riddle

Just like opening day of baseball season -


What's opening day of Atlassian Summit without post-bar fun and cheers?



June 6, 2011 -
Summit Kickoff Welcome Reception
6pm - 8pm

Opening Day - Irish cheers
The Chieftain, 1 block from the hotel
8pm - 10pm

Hosted by AppFusions. SEE YOU THERE!

Download flyer

Soo - don't stew about it, just come


(bring your qualified answer to the riddle to the bar - we'll listen to all qualified answers - we'll also listen to why your answer is qualified, as well as what "qualified" means in the first place... and so on and so on and so on... so just COME!)

Get Stoked!

Rockin' Codegeist 2011 Entries Mania - yeehah

The AppFusions team has been on fire - and recently we released a whole bunch of our flames all at once on Atlassian's Codegeist 2011 contest, with 10 entries!

The short rules were any plugin or connector could be entered that was:

  • developed and released since AtlasCamp 2010 (Oct 11-13, 2010)
  • open source or commercially available

...and well since the AppFusions team has been raging hard for the past year, MANY of our efforts have been fruiting in that exact window!

Perfect - our response:

LIKE IT!           BINGO!           RIGHT ON!          Answer == YES!

Whatever lingo suits you!

And so off to the races we went - releasing some old, as well as some new - and couldn't be more excited about the timing as we all run up to Atlassian Summit 2011 - fast approaching on June 6 in the beautiful Intercontinental hotel in more beautiful sunny San Francisco, CALIFORN-I-A! 

As Gold Sponsors of the event, for us... quite frankly - IT MATTERS, a lot (but maybe it matters regardless too ... i think so - anyways...)..

It's a great humble, yet proud show-n-tell cap to a very hard working year for the team!


In sum, We're charged up, all fronts! AppFusions' fire is red hot right now!!

Here's our Codegeist Entries - PLEASE VOTE FOR OUR ENTRIES, before May 29!

You may vote for one entry, or all 10+ (smile) ...

  1. "Speak My Language" Translator for Confluence
  2. Votazz Agile Ideation for JIRA
  3. Confluence to Alfresco CMIS Integration
  4. Enterprise Directory and Org Chart
  5. SharpView 2.0 in Confluence - High Resolution PDFs
  6. Webtrends Analytics for Confluence
  7. Support Details for Confluence
  8. Confluence Space List Filter
  9. MindMapIt for Confluence
  10. Google Docs for JIRA

... And the "'Coming Soon' Group"

As exciting as all that is above - following are a few other great prods up our sleeves, in active development...

  • Jive to JIRA integration - LIVE demo at Summit
  • UserVoice to JIRA integration - LIVE demo at Summit
  • AppFusions Enterprise 2.0 Federated Search "solution" - LIVE demo at Summit
  • Badgeville integrations with JIRA and/or Confluence - LIVE demo at Summit
  • Extentech to Confluence integration - post Summit
  • Spigit integrations with JIRA - post Summit

Please, stay tuned to "our channel" - as we head to the Summit!

So ... Bring. It. On. Mates!

That is, the good E2.0 "bringing it together" fun, and hell - SUMMER TOO!!

Wooooooowweeeee!!! Goodnesses all around the table!

The AppFusions team is excited to see and meet up with all those who will be at Atlassian Summit in June! Stoke it!

(and Enterprise 2.0 Conference - in late June!)

JIRA 4 Essentials Book - Gets Yours! by AppFusions' Patrick Li


Updated the page May 25, 2011, since book is now avail in REAL, not just raw format. It can be purchased via:

THANKS - check it out, and do let us know what you think at or on twitter at @appfusions.

AppFusions is pleased to announce the release of JIRA 4 Essentials by AppFusions co-founder, Patrick Li.

Available NOW as a PDF ebook, or in print in May (or both). More ...

Buy Now here!       Buy Now here!       Buy Now here!        Buy Now here!        

About the Book

This book is a great book for every JIRA system administrator - beginner or advanced, to have as a handy local reference next to your system. Answers, quick answers, at your finger-tips! More ...

Packed with real-life example and step-by-step instructions, this book will help you become a JIRA expert.

What you will learn from this book:

  • Determine and choose the best options to set up JIRA to suit your requirements and constraints
  • Understand key concepts to use JIRA more effectively
  • Adapt JIRA to your organization and make it part of your everyday business process
  • Customize JIRA's data capture and presentation layout to provide a better user experience
  • Secure JIRA to protect your data
  • Add value to your data through powerful data query and information retrieval
  • Capture data and display it to users by using different types of fields in JIRA
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About the Author

Patrick Li is a highly experienced and established JIRA developer, among many other development skills. He is well-known in Atlassian Forums, with a top position in the leader boards on most Atlassian subjects.

Internal to AppFusions, he's highly respected not only for his technical expertise, but also his logical pragmatic guidance on just about any technical challenge we encounter.

We joke that if JIRA could ride a bike, Patrick can make it do so. We've yet to trip on any JIRA requirement that can break Patrick's back. Thus, of course he's a key member of the team, let alone co-founder to AppFusions.

Awesome job Patrick - we're mighty proud of you - again!

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Buy a $50 Connector for Japan Children (Give some St Pat's Luck!)




The time has passed and the sale is now over! THANK YOU to our new customers who took advantage of this opportunity and also helped the cause! Rockin'!

Last week, an awful Tsunami/Earthquake hit/shook Japan. As the news continues to flood out about the catastrophe, and the aftermath unravels with horrifying early stories - and many more to come - it is a time to come together and cherish our blessings more than ever! It is a time to help.

Today in Japan (and Asia Pacific), and Tomorrow in US/Europe, is St. Patrick's day - a day typically rejoiced and celebrated by green-wearing-for-the-day-Irish-people everywhere - whether you are Irish or not.

In general it's a day about luck - and good blessings - and ALWAYS, everyone is invited to the party! That is what's so awesome about St. Patrick's Day!

It's a day to wish well on others - and celebrate those good tidings in grand spirit and typically many many laughs too! The Irish are a jovial bunch!

However... the irony

The irony of St. Patrick's day and the simultaneous horrifying situation in Japan with the Tsunami and Earthquake aftermath cannot escape me.

I woke up this morning, read the news, looked at pictures - and despite a very busy day of fast projects and back to back calls - I can't get everything that's happening in Japan out of my head.

The devastation is AWFUL! And only just begun!

As someone with strong Wish Good Luck Irish heritage and values, I can't help to think that today is not feeling very lucky for so many.

But AppFusions can try to help ...

So here's our idea and hoping you will join us in this campaign ...

For the next 5 days for $50 each - ALL AppFusions products are on sale - any size system - until MARCH 20, 11:59pm PDT (That's California time).

Here's the catch -

ALL of the money will go to the Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund.


So please - a sincere plea - please help us help others and get on board.

How you can help

It's this simple! Save $100s of $$$s! and do something really good !

Decide to buy a great connector or product(s) that you want anyways, NOW.


Make the decision and help Japanese children victims! And don't wait - this offer WILL EXPIRE on MARCH 20, 11:59pm PDT.

  1. Review the AppFusions products.
  2. Decide if you want one of our products, or three. (smile)
  3. Donate to Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund (times however many products). OR - a relief charity of your choice also fine -
    • If you don't want product but still want to donate and/or are inspired by this post - please let us know anyways. Or tweet it. Or spread the word. Or Donate on your own. Just DO something, please. EVERYONE can help.
  4. Send a copy of your receipt(s).
  5. Let us know if we can include your name in a scrolling Contributors list - if you wish to be acknowledged.
  6. We'll issue you an annual license to the products of your choice via email.
  7. Tell a friend, or three.
The Fine Print
  • Each product is $50 - so if you want two - that's $100
  • If you need support, basic get-you-installed support will be provided (AFTER you try on your own with the documentation).
  • Functional extensions to the connectors are not part of "support" - yet can indeed be provided under a requested SLA. The functions are what they are and pretty darn good imho, and besides, you are entitled to updates throughout the year as we continue to evolve the products.
  • Basic support requests should go to or our Zendesk.
  • Even though you can buy any-size product in this offer, you do need to specify your Atlassian product SEN # and license-size upon request - so we can align the licensing of our product (since they are hooked).
  • The prices of the products WILL return to their normal prices on MARCH 20, 11:59pm PDT ! Positively! Our products cost many $1000s to create, so of course we can not always sell at this price - this is a special case only, to help.
  • If you don't want a product - or want to donate less, please do - and also please do let us know! We'd like to thank you!
  • Other questions - likely there's tons that we haven't thought of - send email - but need to get this going ALREADY! Clock is ticking.

Don't touch that dial - See step "How Can You Help".

Japan, Stay Strong!

Our thoughts and prayers goes out to our brothers and sisters in Japan. Stay strong, you will survive this.

(attrib. of above Tsunami photo and quote)


If you have never been in an earthquake or tsunami - then thank St. Patrick and help people at this very critical time of need. Never take good fortune for granted.

Let me start it off... here's my receipt.